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A Few Odds & Ends

Night at the Symphony A week ago tonight we went to the San Francisco Symphony: Till Fellner performed Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No. 24 in c Minor, K 491 (1786). Flawless, intricate voicing. And the symphony was at its best, with Semyon Bychkov conducting. The balance. The classical period restraint. The symbiosis. Gorgeous! I so wish […]


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Being Present in the Moment

I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to being easily distracted. But there are many, many moments in life that require our full participation, our complete attention, our unyielding focus, the surrender of our whole being. Artistry is one such moment. Learn to fully embrace that which is gorgeous. Respect that which […]


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Zev's Self Portraits

Stunning Self-Portraits by 14 Year Old Boy

Carole, this post is for you! (lots of macro work) 14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts, has taken the photography world by storm with his surreal photo manipulations. Better known by the nickname of ‘fiddle oak’, Zev presents a highly imaginative portfolio of surreal self-portraits, which he created together with his sister Nellie (aged 17). His […]


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Flickr

I’ve been a Flickr fan for years. I’ve had a pro account for several years. Yes, admittedly, Flickr had become a bit stale. But lately they have been heating up, a lot! Their new Flickr iOS app rocks! Love it! While it hasn’t reached a point to be a replacement for my favorite iPhone camera […]


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John Mayer Born and Raised Cover by Glass Art by David A. Smith

Art and Craftsmanship

I vividly remember, as a very young child, my father pulling into a gas station. I recall exactly where it was. Nothing exists there now. In fact, it’s been paved over and is now a major road intersection. But then, it was a gas station with dirt parking, no pavement, anywhere. It was hot. (Florida […]


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Upscale Laundromat

Upscale Laundromat

A bistro? A trendy bar? Nope… a laundromat  in Barcelona called Splash, designed by Frederic Perers. Laundromats didn’t look like this when I had to use them! (Jeeze, that seems like a lifetime ago!)   Source: Laundromat Looks Just Like a Nightclub   Related articles Lounge-Like Laundromats – Wasbar Lets You Get a Haircut and a Drink […]


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Petro Vlahos

The Petro Vlahos Legacy

Petro Vlahos died on February 10, 2013. His work, in many ways, defines modern visual effects in the film today. Among other things, Petro Vlahos is known for refining green (and blue) screen film technology for the Motion Picture Research Council by adding motion control cameras with traveling mattes. This stuff fascinates me. For those who […]


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Fiat 500 Commericial

The Onslaught of the Fiaticians

Everyone who knows me knows of my complete disdain for advertising, but this commercial is special. I love the design sensibilities and size of the new Fiat 500s. Their marketing campaign is crafty to say the least. This commercial is very well done on several levels. It’s cleverly deceptive. The last thing Fiat wants you […]


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Radi-Aid Africa For Norway

Brilliant & Hysterical at the Same Time!

The over simplification of complexity! It’s what we do well in the USA, especially at election time! Check out: Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway Who will help Norwegians survive their freezing cold winters? Don’t worry, Africa is on it! This hot new charity single and superb spoof was made by the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance […]


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